Native Americans to give presentation on use of Redskin logo









(SANILAC COUNTY) – Once again, plans have changed at the last minute for the Sandusky School Board agenda. Superintendent Paul Flynn said it was expected that the board would hear a presentation regarding the use of the Redskin mascot and logo at their meeting Tuesday night.

However, due to icy road conditions and continued inclement weather in the middle part of the State, the Native American Chippewa Tribe from the Saginaw area decided to postpone their presentation. It was the second consecutive cancellation by the group, having also backed out in January.

Superintendent Flynn said the representatives from the group have asked to have the presentation moved to the March meeting, on March 21st, in the high school cafeteria.

The Board was planning on receiving further information of the issue of whether or not the district will change their Redskin Mascot and logo.

Superintendent Flynn said when the Native American guests do make their presentation, they will only be sharing information, not their opinion, on the topic.

In November of last year, more than 50 people were in attendance at a Sandusky school board meeting, most of whom were there to listen to discussion about whether or not the Sandusky Redskin logo and mascot should be changed.

If a change were to be made, school officials estimate the cost to be around $100,000 dollars with funding possibly available from Native American organizations to help defray the cost.

The school’s athletic department has been pro-active with the issue when ordering new uniforms by having just “Sandusky” on the uniforms and not using the Redskin logo.

The March 21st meeting will be held in the high school cafeteria, beginning at 7:30 p.m.